Nov 28 2015

TGI TIPS: Ways to Conquer Cyber Monday


Social Media – Don’t forget to follow your favorite companies on twitter and facebook

Search – or #cybermonday

Site-wide Deals - Cyber Monday is time when a lot of retailers have site-wide deals vs. product specific deals so take advantage of those

Pre-shop - find what you want from stores before the holiday so you can focus on those discounts.  

Promo Codes – To find them, go to or Google the name of the shopping site with the words ‘coupon code’ or ‘promo code.

Set price alerts - Use search engines like Shopstyle and Pricegrabber to compare prices for all over

Bottom Up – Make to shop from bottom up on sale sites

Autofill - Be sure to set up autofill for your credit card

What to Focus On/Avoid:

Buy: big ticket items, clothes, travel deals, beauty supplies, gadgets and holiday decor

Avoid: Add-on items and impulse buys, Digital Cameras , Winter Accessories – gloves, coats, etc often go on sale even further after CyberMonday

 Any tips you have for conquering the day?! 


Nov 27 2015

TGI Tips: Holiday Shopping Days You Need to Know About

Get ready for the busiest and BEST shopping days of the year with these essential tips!

Small Business Saturday

Stay away from the Black Friday stress, and support the businesses close to home. TGI has some tips to make your Small Business Saturday successful and stress-free!


Via The Gift Insider

Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the craziest days of the year, since stores aren’t just filled with shopaholics. It’s the one day where even people who always avoid shopping still go out to get their fair share of the endless sales. Check out some TGI tips so you know how to plan ahead, be efficient, and make sure you’re getting the best deals out there!

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Via The Gift Insider

Cyber Monday

Skip the lines and shop from the comfort of your own home. Grab your computer and cozy up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee for a relaxing Cyber Monday. Follow these tips to be sure you do Cyber Monday the right way so you can make the perfect online purchase.

cyber monday

Via PCWorld

Free Shipping Day

It’s always a bummer when you’re ready to hit “confirm” on your payment and then you realize shipping just added $20.00 to what you thought was a great deal. Take advantage of free shipping day with these tips!


Via Suddenly Frugal


Happy Shopping!


Nov 23 2015

WyshMe Wishlists Simplifies Your Holiday {Dedicated Post}

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Yes, it’s tough keepin’ track of everything on your Holiday to-do lists and gift lists. Enter a site WyshMe that can help you:

– Discover amazing products, and collect your favorites on your personal WyshList

– Connect with friends, and share suggestions, requests, and conversations about the products you love.

– Organize lists of gift ideas for any event, with friends and family.

Check out a few our favorite Gifts For Her Pinterest Picks from Wyshme.

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This year, be sure to simplify your holiday and make a Holiday Wish List to share with friends and family. Easy peasy.



Nov 21 2015

7 Plan Ahead-Worthy Gift Ideas for The Holidays

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It’s almost December, so time to get those minds thinkin’ about your holiday shopping lists. We’ve rounded up a few gift ideas and some fab holiday deals to get you started.  As always, browse the site for 100’s of ideas, but below are a few picks we thought were worthy enough to get going on early.


1. Flowers that Last 6 Months by Blooms by Heinau ($9 – $459) These are a game changer. They are real flowers last 6 months or longer. For the holidays, we love the idea of giving them to clients, co-workers or bosses – they will last way longer than a batch of sugar cookies.


2. DIY Drink Kit from Brit + Co ($32): DIY is all the rage, but sometimes it’s hard to get all the supplies together for a night of crafting.  Enter Brit+Co — a site that is made for the modern creatives of the world.  This DIY Cocktail Party Kit comes with everything you need to make a set of personalized rock glasses and coasters for your next cocktail party, perfect gift for your next hostess.



3. Custom Luxury Candles by GetWickd ($59): This new NYC-based company repurposes your special occasion bottles of champs and turns them into a keep-forever candle that you can include your own custom message on.



4. The Bracelet That Holds Your Hair Tie ($45): This gold, silver or rose gold bracelet has been all over the blogosphere this holiday.  It’s such a simple but perfect gift for any lady in your life.  The bracelet looks chic on it’s own but also acts as a disguise for those ugly hair ties that we all need easily accessible.  You can custom engrave as well.


5. Monthly Gift Box by Peaches and Petals ($14.99/month): Monthly box of pretty and fun, hand-curated jewelry and accessories.  Totally different items come each month. Think – scarves, earrings, beauty goodies.

TGI Deal // GiftInsider for half-off 1st month

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6. Luxor Linens Customized Robe & Slipper Set ($59.95) There’s nothing more perfect than a luxe personalized they-would-never-buy themselves holiday gift. Especially when we have 40% off a coupon code for ya! 

TGI Deal // GIFTINSIDER40 for 40% off 

We’ve teamed up with some of these cool companies to bring you exclusive discounts and awesome ideas.  We fully recommend the picks we’ve suggested!


Nov 10 2015

10 Romantic Ideas to Do for Your Significant Other

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1. Record a sentimental video on your iPhone
2. Rent his favorite sports car for the night
3. Take Her Ice Skating
4. Make a Buzz Feed with all the Reasons You Love Them
5. Make a Cuddle Kit for 2 (Wine, Chocolates, DVDs in a basket)
6. Make a Custom Crossword Puzzle 
7. Send them a funny dancing JibJab Card using your photos (Let’s get physical is our favorite)
8. Compile a playlist and some favorite photos and save to a USB
9. Send them on a Scavenger Hunt
10. Gift a Hulu or Netflix Subscription – and commit to watching an entire season of their show of choice

Nov 5 2015

Gift We Heart: SwixPix Letter Photography

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A new company on TGI is SwixPix.  It’s a family owned business and you can easily personalize any word from an assortment of original color or black & white letter photos. The letters are framed together in their floating frames.  Clever gift for weddings, birthdays, holidays or even a baby’s room.


How cute is this SwixPix that our Intern Jourdan gave one of her college bestie for her 21st birthday?!

SwixPix, $20-$100

Use Code GIFTINSIDER20 for 20% off



Nov 4 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Finding The Perfect Wedding Invitations


How to Make Them YOU!

- Choose elements you can carry through the entire wedding – a monogram, colors, fonts you can replicate for other paper goods, liner patterns, ribbon.  Make sure to request a JPG of any design elements you want to carry through when you order.

- The liner and edges of the invite are a fun place to add personality. Bella Figura (where we got ours!) even lets you upload your own images or prints for their envelope liners. We adore the metallic edges trend that everywhere lately. Go for bright pink or rose gold to keep it less formal and more fun!

- Let the invite express the formality of the wedding.  Include casual elements if you want a more laid back vibe.  We added a “Dinner, Dancing and Happily Ever After” to ensure everyone knew this would be a non-stuffy affair.

- It took us a LONG time to find the perfect invites, browse online, browse our Pinterest Board or the inspo mecca of and if you find a line you love, search where they sell locally.

Our Black + White Gold Foil Save the Dates



Save The Dates are the time when no matter how formal your affair, you can add some fun,  creativity or quirkiness into your paper goods.  You can full-on coordinate with your wedding invites, use an engagement photo or go totally unique and send a custom drawn caricature, custom tattoos, a confetti popper or a vintage postcard. This is perfect place to include your wedding website.

Ours are from and foil stamps from Zazzle.

Our Letterpress Bella Figura Wedding Invitations





Ours are by Bella Figura from RSVP Plymouth.

Rehearsal Dinner + Brunch Invites


by Janice Cherkasky

Engagement Party Invitation

by PaperlessPost 

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If you want to see more details from our wedding check out our post on Wedding Welcome Bags, or 17 Ways We Added Special Touches to Our Wedding.

Also check out our Pinterest board full of Wedding Invite Inspiration.



Oct 29 2015

Etsy Pick We Love: The Heart Map Print


This Heart Map Print by AGierDesign on Etsy is one of our very popular go-to wedding gifts. Choose any 2 cities or small towns & this artist puts them together in a heart. So sweet for 2 people that come from different places.  Print is unmatted and unframed. (Frame may be added). 3 sizes, 8″x10″ $50 & see

Cuz we love ya! Use GIFTINSIDER15 for 15% Off

Find it here: AGierDesign



Oct 27 2015

Favors + Recipes Ideas for a Top Notch Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of year, and The Gift Insider wants to help you throw the best Halloween party yet!

RECIPES: These are two tasty recipes that your guests will love, and they are totally creative. Yum!

Pumpkin Pretzels


Via Butter With a Side of Bread

The Graveyard Taco Dip

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Via The Chickabug Blog

DECOR: These festive DIY decorations are really simple but are a great way to spice up the party decor.

Spider Ice Cubes


Via Pink Peppermint Design

Mummy Candy Cups


Via The Taylor House

FAVORS: Send your guests home with a scary, tasty Halloween treat!

Bags of Tricks Favors

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Via Good Housekeeping

Oreo Witch Shoes Favors

Witch Hallloween Party

Via Your Homebased Mom

Check out last year’s Halloween party inspiration!

Happy Halloween!


Oct 20 2015

#TGIDreamGiveaway: Tell Us Your Dream Gift!

This desk set by our friends at Rachel George is an absolute #dreamgift.

We wanna hear what your dream gift is! Like this photo on Insta or Facebook and comment or post about your ultimate #dreamgift plus hashtag #TGIDreamGiveaway to be entered to win!

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*InsiderTip: oh-so-subtly tag that lucky person who you are hoping might be buying you that special #dreamgift this year!

Contest will go from Monday, October 20th to Friday, November 6th. Will will announce winner within 3 days.




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